Wide savannahs, dense rainforest, majestic waterfalls and exotic wildlife - become an explorer during an Uganda safari. The country's national parks await you with an immense variety of species and fascinating natural scenery. You can look forward to chimpanzee trekking, game drives and water excursions. And at the latest when you see the rare mountain gorillas, Uganda will have you completely enchanted.
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest protected area in Uganda and one of the oldest national parks in Africa. Here live lions, African buffalos, elephants, a special antelope species as well as the rare Rothschild giraffe. With some luck even leopards can be observed. The eponymous Murchison waterfalls plunge through a rocky gorge just seven meters wide into the depths. At its foot, countless crocodiles, who live from the falling fish, live.
Named after Queen Elizabeth of England, the park combines a variety of fascinating landscapes. In addition to tropical rainforest, open savannah, dense papyrus swamps and crater landscapes, the two lakes of the East African Rift Valley are also found here. The Ishasha sector within the Queen Elizabeth National Park is also home to a very special kind of lion. The local wildcats climb trees, a behavior absolutely untypical for lions.
The rare southern white rhinoceroses live in this protected area. These were already threatened with extinction and were resettled here again. Enjoy the unique opportunity to observe these animals at close range in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. In addition, over 300 bird species call the area their home, including the special shoebill. Bwindi Rainforest and National Park
In the southwest of Uganda, the Bwindi Rainforest is home to about half of all still living mountain gorillas. A hike to these rare animals is an absolute highlight on every Uganda trip and a very special experience. During such an excursion you will hike between two and six hours to the unique primates. On the way an expert ranger will tell you all kinds of interesting facts about the animal and plant world and of course about the gorillas and their way of life. Less
The island archipelago is located in the north-western part of Lake Victoria and awaits you with white sandy beaches that invite you to relax. You can reach the 84 islands from Entebbe by ferry. Since comparatively few travelers get lost here, there are still some spectacular natural sceneries, which enchant with a wild, untouched beauty.
Uganda is located on the equator, which provides a pleasant climate with two dry seasons. During the day, temperatures range between 70 and 80 °F, but in the higher altitudes of the country it naturally gets a little cooler. Uganda is suitable for travel all year round. If you want to go gorilla trekking, the dry, cooler months from June to September and December to February are especially recommended.
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